Article By Max Michael
I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to explain the different types of flooring that are most popular in todays market. All of these floors have huge upsides and if you do your research, there's no reason why you'd make the wrong choice. Listed below are the 8 most popular flooring types in todays housing market. They're not listed in any specific order, so please don't let that affect your judgement.
Bamboo flooring is a great choice. It looks nice and doesn't cost as much as hardwood. It is made from bamboo shoots, so it's not a wood, it's grass. But don't be fouled, bamboo floors are more durable then many of the hardwoods on the market. It's also very eco-friendly and easy to install.
Cork flooring can be used in children's rooms, movie rooms and musical spaces. It absorbs sounds much better that other floors and provides great acoustical benefits. It's soft to the touch and because of the cellular composition in cork flooring, it's very durable and resilient.
Wood flooring is the first choice for anyone who wants high end flooring. There is a certain level of elegance that comes with wood flooring, and they last longer than any other type of floor. You can choose from solid hardwood flooring, unfinished or pre-finished flooring, flat finished and click and lock wood flooring. The last option makes installation a breeze.
Laminate flooring will suit a starter home. It has the look of wood but comes at a much more reasonable price. It's also scratch resistant, dent resistant and very easy to install. It can be placed on top of concrete and wood sub-flooring. This is what you call a floating floor. It's not attached to the foundation or the sub-floor, but it's still very durable.
Rubber flooring is great for recreation rooms, children's rooms and exercise rooms. It's easy to clean and maintain and they also retain their sheen for many years.
Rugs are a very comfortable choice. They're soft to the touch and comfortable to walk on. Rugs can present an inviting feel and warm up any room. Area rugs can be used as a center piece on any of the above flooring and smaller rugs can accentuate your rooms décor.
Tile & stone flooring are great for their ease of maintenance and longevity. From modern to rustic homes, tile & stone can compliment any interior. The price will vary depending on what type of tile or stone you purchase. For example, ceramic tiles are cheaper than Slate.
Vinyl flooring is by far the most affordable type of flooring. You can purchase it in sheets or in tiles. Both are easy to install and come in a large variety of colors and styles.